Joseph Adam Milutis
Advanced course offerings designed to respond to faculty and student interests and needs. Topics include French Impressionism, social movements in late nineteenth-century Japan, international business and the changing European economic structure.
A historical, critical, artistic and philosophical approach to sound—-both conceived broadly in its cultural manifestations, and in selected artistic realms—-through a survey of significant literature from the cultural studies of sound. Areas of inquiry may include histories of sound technology, radio and sound art, sound and identity, history of film sound, acoustic ecology, sound and public space, sampling culture and intellectual property, electronic music, the politics of performance, and the question of noise. Readings will be both various full-length works (Attali’s Noise or Koestenbaum’s Queen’s Throat, for example) and selections of essays. Pending time and interest, there may also be some practicums in sound technology. Participants should expect to produce a single research paper, as well as make oral presentation(s) to the class.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This is a graduate student seminar, and will be conducted as a round-table discussion, writing, and presentation class. There may be a collaborative on-line component.
Class assignments and grading
research paper. oral presentations.